The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced the outbreak of diphtheria infection in some parts of Abuja.
Sadiq Abdulrahman, the FCT director of public health department, disclosed this during a press briefing on Monday.
He said the disease has already killed a four-year-old child.
Diphtheria is a bacterial infection caused by the corynebacterium species that affect the nose, throat, and sometimes, skin of an individual.
Some symptoms of diphtheria include fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, red eyes, neck swelling, and difficulty in breathing.